Hey, friends. I know you've been very concerned over my dishwashing issues, what with my dishwasher being broken (that is, Rich's wrist is broken), but I want you to know that I have come up with a solution. And no, it's not to set the dishes out on the floor and let Dixie lick them clean or to go strictly to using paper plates.
When I tell you my solution, all of you can give me a collective DUH! in the comments. I figured out that the easiest thing to do is wash the dishes as I use them. That's it! So this morning I washed out my cereal bowl, my plate, my knife, fork and spoon, the pan I fried my egg in, and the little spatula. Voila! Dishes done. Sure it takes an extra five minutes I have to squeeze into my morning, but it's tremendously easier than doing the job in one big collection.
Are you proud of me or what?